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I know why more women than men are dying by suicide in psychiatric hospitals, because the process re-traumatised me too

When the psychiatrist first told me that I had been detained under section two of the Mental Health Act, I struggled to believe that it had happened. …

Mental Health

Judge allows Trump administration to dismantle key part of housing desegregation rule

This gives HUD Secretary Ben Carson a big victory in his efforts to fundamentally dismantle the rule completely.<p>A federal judge is allowing the Trump …

Housing

Former doctor who raped heavily sedated patient will serve no prison time

A former Texas doctor who raped a heavily sedated patient won't serve prison time after he was found guilty of the crime Thursday.<p>Shafeeq Sheikh, a former Baylor College of Medicine physician, was sentenced to 10 years' probation Friday, and he must now register as a sex offender.<p>Jurors recommended …

Crime

Manafort judge says he fears for jurors' safety

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The judge in Paul Manafort's financial fraud trial saiys he has received threats and he fears for the "peace and safety" of the jurors deciding the fate of the former Trump campaign chairman.<p>U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III revealed his concerns Friday when explaining why …

Paul Manafort

Recycling in the United States is in serious trouble. How does it work?

You probably have no idea how recycling works.<p>Most Americans — who recycle nearly 87 million tons of waste each year — likely think that the plastic …

Sustainability

Korean-born Army vet who was at risk of deportation is granted U.S. citizenship

Last week, Yea Ji Sea packed her life into a Prius and began the long drive home from Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio to Los Angeles.<p>Before starting out, she searched for information on the internet about immigration checkpoints. Instead of taking the shortest route home, she veered a couple …

Immigration

FBI investigating cyber attack on congressional candidate

The FBI is investigating a cyber attack on California congressional candidate David Min, a Democratic candidate for the House of Representatives, …

Ryan Zinke Would 'Sell His Grandkids For Big Oil,' Says Washington Governor

"We don't pay him to give us false information" about climate change, Jay Inslee complained.<p>Washington Gov. Jay Inslee slammed Ryan Zinke’s record on the environment Thursday, saying the interior secretary would “sell his grandchildren for big oil,” the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reported.<p>The …

Forests

The police technology revolution no one is hearing about

Los Angeles will be implementing body scanning technology to its mass transit systems, the New York Times reported this week, becoming the first city …

Surveillance

Ret. Lt. Col: Trump is a 'potent destructive force'

Ari Melber<p>Ret. Lt. Col: Trump is a 'potent destructive force'<p>17:26<p>Craig Unger: Trump is a Russian asset in the White House<p>05:07<p>Fallback Friday: Fox …

Donald Trump

Chinese military steps up strike strength against U.S. targets and Taiwan, says Pentagon

The improvements ‘pose major challenges to Taiwan’s security’, Congress is told in week of new act authorizing greater U.S. support to the self-ruling island<p><i>This story is being published by POLITICO as part of a content partnership with the South China Morning Post. It originally appeared on</i> …

China

Trump escalates feud with U.S. spy chiefs after Brennan flap, hinting he'll strip more security clearances

President Trump escalated his feud with the nation’s law enforcement and intelligence community Friday, threatening to revoke the security clearance of a Justice Department official and defying a bipartisan backlash of complaints that he is seeking to stifle criticism and politicize national …

Donald Trump

The Judge In Paul Manafort’s Trial Revealed That He’s Been Threatened And Is Getting Special Security

As the third week of Paul Manafort’s criminal trial came to a close Friday, the judge revealed that he had been threatened and was receiving special …

Paul Manafort

Fox host smacks down Trump confidante David Bossie for claiming DNC behind the Mueller probe

Appearing on Fox News panel show ‘Outnumbered,’ a close confidante of Donald Trump saw his attempt to dismiss the entire premise of special counsel …

Donald Trump

Sources: FBI told of hack into California congressional campaign

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The FBI has been told about a cyberattack on the campaign of David Min, a Democratic congressional candidate who lost in his California primary, two sources tell CNN.<p>Reuters first reported the story and provided a detailed account of the timeline of events.<p>The sources -- one …

California Primaries

Trump administration to attempt to kill $3B in foreign aid

The White House budget office believes it has found a way to cancel about $3 billion in foreign aid even if it is never approved by Congress, according to a Republican aide familiar with the plan.<p>Using an obscure budget rule, administration officials are planning to freeze billions of dollars in …

Foreign Aid

Pentagon worried that U.S. trade war with China could lead to actual war

A new report says that China is training its military to strike the U.S. and its allies.<p>If this sounds an awful lot like the threat the United States …

North Korea

Groups push back against efforts to disenfranchise voters of color in Florida and Georgia

As the November midterm elections approach, groups in Florida and Georgia are fighting against efforts to potentially disenfranchise voters of …

Florida

Craig Unger: Trump is a Russian asset in the White House

Ari Melber<p>Ret. Lt. Col: Trump is a 'potent destructive force'<p>17:26<p>Craig Unger: Trump is a Russian asset in the White House<p>05:07<p>Fallback Friday: Fox …

Donald Trump

We watch Trump in horror as his American Democracy Jenga continues

Why, look! President Trump calls the free press the enemy of the American people, and the republic still stands! And look! Trump fires the FBI director, and the republic still stands! And look! Trump subverts the Western alliance, and the republic still stands! And look! Trump cuts American …

Donald Trump

Trump Just Admitted That He’s Firing FBI Agents To Discredit Robert Mueller

While speaking with reporters as he left the White House, Trump blew up all of his administration's excuses for the FBI firings and revoking …

Donald Trump

Here’s the problem with Trump trying to change the rules on how often corporations report earnings

Hard to drain the swamp when you're filling it with water.<p>Ten days after meeting with over a dozen CEOs of major American corporations, President …

Donald Trump

Worst-case scenario for House GOP is 70-seat wipeout

Democratic enthusiasm and a GOP malaise surrounding President TrumpDonald John TrumpNFL players stand in tunnel during anthem, extending protests 12 …

Government

Trump says he will quickly revoke Justice Department official Bruce Ohr's security clearance

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Friday he expects to "quickly" revoke the security clearance for the Justice Department official whose wife worked for the firm involved in producing the dossier on Trump's ties to Russia.<p>Trump says the official, Bruce Ohr, is a "disgrace."<p>Asked about Ohr's …

Donald Trump

'If Trump Wants to Do It, He'll Just Do It': White House Aides Reportedly Fear the President Is 'Eager' to Go After More of His Critics

According to a new report in <i>The Washington Post</i>, President Donald Trump is not satisfied with stripping former CIA director John Brennan of his …

Donald Trump

Senate Unanimously Passes Resolution Asserting That The Press Isn't The Enemy

Trump has repeatedly denigrated the media as the enemy.<p>The Senate unanimously passed a resolution Thursday confirming that “the press is not the enemy of the people.”<p>Introduced by three Democrats Brian Schatz (Hawaii), Richard Blumental (Conn.) and Chuck Schumer (N.Y.), the resolution stemmed from …

Donald Trump

Trump Predicts 'Red Wave,' But Special Elections Show Democrats Poised For Big Gains

As the 2018 midterms draw closer, President Trump continues to claim there is a "Red Wave!" brewing.<p>The problem is that concrete voting data shows a very different type of wave forming — one that's poised to give Democrats a comfortable majority in the House.<p>Republicans may hold onto eight of the …

Elections

Trump Signs Defense Bill, Says He’ll Ignore Many Limits Set by Congress

Trump signs the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act at Fort Drum, New York, on August 13, 2018.<p>When President Donald Trump signed the …

Donald Trump

Jeff Sessions wants to remove immigration judges who aren't deporting people fast enough

Immigration judges are facing pressure from the Trump administration to move deportations faster, but one judge and — and the union representing hundreds of others — aren’t taking it anymore. The National Association of Immigration Judges, a union that represents some 350 immigration judges across …

Immigration

Blow for EPA as court blocks bid to slacken safety rules for chemical plants

A federal court has blocked an attempt by the Trump administration to delay safety regulations for chemical plants – the latest in a string of recent legal setbacks for the administration in its attempts to reverse environmental standards.<p>An appeals court in Washington DC ruled on Friday that the …

Pesticides